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How to Manage Your Diet by Managing Your Time

How to Manage Your Diet by Managing Your Time, Frank Coppola, New YorkManaging your diet is tough. Many people lead hectic lifestyles and finding the time to prepare your own foods, eat at appropriate times and keep it up for years on end is a bigger chore than most people can handle on a daily basis and that’s why many people try other alternatives like hormone therapy to improve their bodies, check here to find more about this. However, it is a necessary one that many people who have ADD find nearly impossible.

If you have ADD, like I do, you probably have a hard time managing your diet. We tend to get caught up in doing something, and before you know it, mealtime has passed and we’re left nutritionally challenged, and that’s why vitamins from brands as LuckyVitamin can help us keep our body healthy and with the right nutrients, a Okinawa flat belly tonic can also help. Here are a few tips that will help you manage your diet by managing your time.

Find an Alarm

A healthy person should eat at least 3 times per day, but consuming small meals 4-5 times per day is even better. Your meals should be evenly spaced throughout your day. For argument’s sake, let’s say you should be eating approximately every three hours.

If you own a cell phone that you carry around regularly, why not set the alarm function for every three hours? Whenever the alarm goes off, you’ll know it’s time to eat. You can do the same with a wristwatch or similar alarm device, I recommend using cbd but the best CBD oil, this could help you open your appetite, try checking the Observer for some cbd oil.

Prepare the Meals in Advance

Preparing your meals in advance can be a huge time saver. Meatloaf, Sheppard’s pie, turkey, chicken, soup, roast beef, salads, fruit cups and an assortment of other foods can be prepared in advance, and frozen for later. In a way, it’s kind of like making your own microwave dinners, except healthier. Whenever you make a large dish, cut it up into portions, and save it for later. It is also better if you switch to Vegan Meal Plan, before you know it, you’ll be eating healthier and feeling more energetic because of it. You can also add natural supplements like resurge to your diet. Resurge is a non-chemical and all-natural formula that works on your health, weight, and body functions.

Meal Replacements

Sometimes, you just can’t get to some food when you need it. In this case, you could turn to a meal replacement. In fact, weightlifters do it all the time. You can buy meal replacement bars or drinks in almost any health food store. Pick up a few, and make sure they’re kept in a convenient place.

Managing your time effectively can have a huge impact on your success and health. The more organized you are, the more productive and healthier you’ll be.

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The Value in Knowing That You Have ADD or ADHD

The Value in Knowing That You Have ADD or ADHD, Frank Coppola

If you have attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), there is a great value in knowing that you are challenged with phenomenon. Many people – especially adults – with ADD/ADHD do not seek diagnosis or treatment for the ADD/ADHD. They blame themselves for their inability to concentrate and try to “fix things” by themselves. There are many ways to treat ADD/ADHD these days so if you think you may have it, make an appointment with your physician right away.

Your physician will most likely have you fill out a questionnaire about the signs, symptoms and behaviors dealing you’re your ADD/ADHD. From your answers, he or she can determine if you may be challenged with ADD/ADHD. If you are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, then you can begin getting the help that you need.

After your diagnosis, your first step should be to find out as much information as you can. Your doctor can help you with this and there are also books, websites and many other resources that can help you with your research. Recognizing that your symptoms are related to ADD/ADHD can help you and those around you better understand any issues that you may be having.

Once you have become more aware, you can reach out for support. ADD/ADHD 1-on1 coaching and support groups can be useful during this stage. Not only can you learn strategies for coping with your symptoms, but you can let go of the blame and shame you have been feeling because of these symptoms. Be sure your friends, family, and boss (and any co-workers you trust) know what you are going through. You need their understanding and support during this time.

If your new coping strategies do not seem to help your symptoms, talk to your doctor about medication. There are several medications available that can help lessen your ADD/ADHD symptoms. Stimulant medication will help your brain function more normally, improving your focus and productivity. You will still need to incorporate other coping mechanisms into your life, but the medication can help with this as well.

Along with support and medication, let me remind you, you could also seek out a coach. Personal ADD coaching can help you organize your plans and goals, creating a structure that you may not be able to establish on your own.

The most important step in all of this is to go see your doctor. Why should you be challenged with the sign, symptoms and behavior of these issues when there is plenty of help out there to get you on track?

There is no shame in admitting you have ADD/ADHD – only relief and the ability to find support. Again, be sure your friends, family, and boss (and any co-workers you trust) know what you are going through. You need their understanding and backing during this time.

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Do I Have ADD, ADHD?

Do I Have ADD, ADHD? The Symptoms and Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder, Frank Coppola

The Symptoms and Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder

Over the past decade, instances of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have increased rapidly. This could be primary because doctors are finally able to recognize the symptoms quickly, but there are other theories regarding the increase as well. For both adults and children, ADD can create symptoms that range from slightly annoying to life-altering.

Part of the problem with diagnosing ADD is that its symptoms can also be attributed to other disorders or diseases. ADD is officially characterized as a developmental disorder, but is often considered by many to be a behavioral disorder as well. It is also classified as a disruptive behavior disorder including oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and antisocial disorder.

If it sounds a bit complicated that’s because it is. The symptoms of and problems caused by ADD can be as small as a slight inability to concentrate to as large as a complete lack of focus resulting in various ways of “acting out” as a means of expressing irritation.

The symptoms of ADD are caused by the patient’s brain attempting to make up for a lack of certain neurochemicals. The brain tries to increase the release of the chemicals, causing the patient to fidget, lack focus, seek out stimulating activities and perform other actions that cause the stimulation that is lacking.

One of the most difficult issues with diagnosing ADD correctly is that there are other medical issues that can cause the same types of symptoms. Thyroid problems, lead intoxication, head trauma and fetal alcohol syndrome have all been known to produce one or many of the problems caused be ADD. This makes it especially important that the disorder is diagnoses by a doctor.

In the past, various guesses have been made about the cause of ADD. From poor parenting to allergies, physicians struggled for decades trying to find the cause of attention deficit disorder. It is now known that 75% of the time ADD is a genetic disorder. If a child has ADD, then most likely the disorder can also be found in a parent or close relative. Studies show that if one identical twin has ADD, there is a 50% chance that the other twin will also have the disorder.

However, the causes of the other 25% of ADD cases are unaccounted for. This has created a number of theories about the cause of the disorder. Some believe that ADD cases have not increased – they only appear to because they are now being properly diagnoses. On the other hand, there are people that think that the reason for the increase are certain dietary elements, a basic lack of social skills or even that ADD was not discovered, but rather “invented” as a means of explaining various personality and environmental issues.

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How to Find an ADD Doctor

How to Find an ADD DoctorToday was interesting! I received a call from a woman looking for a psychiatrist. “Hi, I need a psychiatrist.” I think I’m in a Woody Allen movie. Great opening line. Right? She told me she thought she had ADD; was looking to be diagnosed. Could I recommend someone?

There is a myth that doctors whether primary care or psychiatrists can diagnose Adult ADD. Did you know up until 15 years ago, adults with ADD were considered to be more depressed that inattentive? It was believed adults outgrew ADD. Rather than go into specific detail, it was related to the neurotransmitters of the brain.

If you or someone you know believes they have ADD seeking out a doctor is a smart move. What questions could you ask? Here are several to consider while interviewing a doctor – yes, interviewing. This is your body.

Ask for Referrals:

  1. Who do you know that has ADD that has been diagnosed and are happy with the results?
  2. Contact ADD organizations such as ADDA, CHADD, ADD Coaching Group, MAADD and ask for referrals.
  3. Contact me and I’ll send you a FREE ADD Resource Guide at my Learning Annex class which gives information that can assist you.

Once you find a doctor, psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, etc. ask simple, straightforward questions:

  1. Have they had specific education and/or training related to ADD/ADHD?
  2. What percentage of their practice does the doctor work with people living with ADD? Is this new part of their practice due to the amount of publicity in the press? For how long?
  3. Does he understand the co-morbid nature of ADD? Co-morbidity means different types of medication may be given to the client which works on different parts of the brain?
  4. Is he prone to prescribe medication too quickly?
  5. What is their success rate with people living with ADD?
  6. What is the period of time that they suggest the medication will be used to determine the effectiveness in dealing with symptoms of ADD?
  7. Does he recommend natural alternatives in addition to medication or natural alternatives without medication?
  8. Does he suggest working with an ADD coach to help the client through the changes associated with effective medication?
  9. What is his network of support that you can tap into?
  10. Do you feel comfortable knowing and feeling you are in the hands of someone who appreciates the importance of proper diagnosis?

Proper diagnosis is a serious matter. I recommend you reach out to friends and of course please contact me. I have resources at all levels to assist you.

As I always say, your strongest allies are here as you develop an additional network of support right for you and for others.

I’m a firm believer: the more awareness we all have about ADD, the more we grow. You are better today knowing you have ADD.

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